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L'Auberge Del Mar: Refined Luxury on San Diego's Coastline

May 18, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

San Diego is oftentimes overlooked as a luxury destination. Maybe it’s our laid-back style, love of cheap tacos or the fact that businessmen in suits can be seen riding skateboards into work, but our stigma as an untailored city isn’t quite so accurate. Although our neighbor to the north lays claim to more four- and five-star hotels and Michelin-starred eateries than SD, what America’s Finest City offers is refined luxury that is approachable and personal.

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Andaz Re-Positions Itself as One of SD's Best Luxury Hotels With $4M Renovation

May 1, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When you live in San Diego, you tend to feel like you’re on vacation 365 days a year. The weather is perfect, the beaches are only a 15-minute drive from most every neighborhood and our rooftop bars are the reason happy hours exist. Because of this, locals love their staycations since it means mixing up their daily routine while still enjoying the many benefits of SD.

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San Diego's Hottest Suite Will Make You Feel Like a Rock Star

Jan 26, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s pretty easy to consider never leaving your room when staying in the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s Multi-Platinum Suite. With 1,070 square feet of space, you might find yourself skipping a tour of the city to relax in your BainUltra air jet tub or sip on Champagne on one of two cozy L-shaped couches in the room. Had it not been my birthday weekend, you may have found me Neflix and chilling my whole stay instead of hitting the town. It’s that impressive.

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Exploring The Ranch Daily's Plant-Based Meals Delivery Service

Jan 24, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Those who know me know that cooking is not an activity that I regularly participate in. As a single woman who is constantly on the move, it’s one of the last chores I want to spend time doing. So when I learned about The Ranch Daily (TRD), a high-end, healthy meal delivery service for Southern California, I was more than interested in checking out their product.

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Loews Regency San Francisco is an Upscale Retreat With SF Spirit

Dec 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Standing on the large terrace of Loews Regency San Francisco’s Presidential Suite, it’s easy to see why so many people love this city. Called a “bridge to bridge” view, guests of the suite can not only get a bird’s eye view of SF, but can also catch a glimpse of both the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge. At night, SF looks almost magical with its twinkling lights shining across the bay, and through its soaring skyscrapers and iconic Victorian homes.

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The Beverly Hilton Rolls Out the Red Carpet for the Holidays

Nov 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With the holidays coming up, finding time to pamper yourself and reset your mind and body can seem difficult. For families looking to enjoy a quick escape this winter where the biggest problem you’ll encounter is which bottle of Champagne to open, The Beverly Hilton has just the package to check out.

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5 Restaurants Standing Out in Orange County's Culinary Scene

Nov 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

For years, Orange County in California has been known for its million-dollar estates, picturesque beaches, Disneyland and as the sun-kissed backdrop for shows such as The OC, Laguna Beach and The Real Housewives of Orange County.

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The Porsche Driving Experience Zooms Into The Golden State

Nov 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

West Coasters, soon you’ll no longer have to head to Atlanta to get in some racing time at the Porsche Experience Center (PEC). The luxury car brand is opening a second location for its driving experience in California. In 2015, the manufacturer opened its first PEC and North American headquarters in Georgia, and with The Golden State being a major market for the brand, the company decided to debut its new facility in Los Angeles County.

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Park Hyatt Aviara Brings Baja Up the Coast

Sep 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On September 25, Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe made its way north to the Park Hyatt Aviara's Masters of Food & Wine series. Diners were introduced to the region’s bounty through a four-course dinner presented outdoors in the hotel’s courtyard. Chefs Pierre Albaladejo, Miguel Angel Guerrero, Javier Plascencia and Cristophe Rull created dishes that paired with wines made by local winemakers. Vinters included Adobe Guadalupe, Lomita, Torres Alegre and Monte Xanic.

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Race Season is Almost Here With L’Auberge's Opening Day After Party

Jun 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

L’Auberge Del Mar’s yearly after party following Opening Day at the Races has become the place to see and be seen. Attended by the city’s most fashionable locals, this year’s event will take place on July 15 from 5 p.m. to midnight.

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The Park Hyatt Aviara Invites You to Go Surfing With the Chef

Jun 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

Surf, sand, sun and good food are basically the essentials of a perfect getaway. But we’re always looking for new ways to mix up a tried and true formula, and the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club and Spa has pretty much outdone themselves with their new “Surfing with the Chef” experience. Executive Chef Pierre Albaladejo came up with the program as a way to merge his two loves—cooking and surfing—to take advantage of the resort’s prime location right on the Pacific Ocean in Southern California.

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Providence Hosts Two James Beard Award-Winning Chefs for One Night Affair

Jun 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

Providence, a two Michelin restaurant, has made its mark as one of LA’s premiere fine dining restaurants in its almost 11-year run. To celebrate the milestone, Chef/Owner Michael Cimarusti is hosting a collaborative, multi-course prix-fixe dinner for one night only on July 19. Cooking with Cimarusti are James Beard award-winning chefs Daniel Patterson (of LocoL Watts) and Dave Beran (formerly of Next in Chicago). 

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The Montage: Southern California's Beachside Retreat in Laguna

Jun 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

It doesn’t take too much foresight to build a superb resort in Southern California. Simply procure beachfront property and point the entire resort towards the expansive Pacific Ocean. The Montage Laguna Beach did just that and opened this resort on 30-acre plot of highly coveted, pristine oceanfront land in 2003. Thirteen years later, the resort remains a beloved destination for locals and well-heeled travelers from as far as China and Germany.

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Surf, Ski & Spa All On One California Getaway

Apr 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

With so many tempting California getaway options, it can be hard to choose which vacation to choose: skiing on the slopes, sunbathing at the beach, unwinding at spas or winery-hopping? Luckily, SoCal visitors don’t have to choose with the Experience California hotel and touring packages offered by Montage Laguna Beach. The five-star beach resort’s concierge has created four white-glove offers for guests such as escorted adventures, private dining and bespoke pampering.

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The Essence of West Hollywood-Cool at the Mondrian Los Angeles

Apr 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The roll call of notable faces who have stayed at the legendary Mondrian hotel in Los Angeles would be an article in itself. Among them are the likes of Leo DiCaprio, Madonna, Britney Spears, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and Keith Richards. The ineffably-cool Sunset Boulevard spot has been attracting A-listers ever since famed hotelier and Studio 54 founder Ian Schrager acquired the property in 1996 and brought on Philippe Starck to transform it.

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